Agrifood Economics

Promoting rural youth employment in Uganda’s coffee sector

FAO Agricultural Development Economics Policy Brief 29
Year: 2020
Author(s): FAO

Coffee is one of the key agricultural commodities in the Government of Uganda’s pursuance of economic growth and job creation, especially for the rapidly expanding youth population. A significant number of job opportunities exist for young people along the coffee value chain, not only in production but increasingly in processing, trade and marketing, as well as service provision. This policy brief provides recommendations for policymakers to support youth in realizing employment and entrepreneurship potential in the coffee sector, by facilitating their sustainable access to productive resources and markets, and equipping them with the necessary skills and capital.

Theme: Poverty
Publication type: Policy brief
Country coverage: Uganda
Region: Africa